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 There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)


Winemaker Tasting with Ryan Roark of Roark Wine Company - Thursday, November 16 (MPM)
Drop in between 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at MPM
Please join us a for a tasting of Roark wines with the winemaker, Ryan Roark! Based in Buellton in Santa Barbara County, Roark Wine Company is a one-man, minimalist and modern approach to old-world garagiste winemaking run by Ryan Roark. He specializes in making small batches of wine that showcase variety, vintage, and place. Ryan has worked in the Loire, Napa, and New Zealand, and since then moved to Southern California to work for a vineyard management company, where he discovered several fantastic small vineyards that he still farms and works with. Roark wines are a small gem worth discovering - we hope you can join us! The wines will be:

  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley ($22.95)
  • 2016 Chenin Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley ($24.95)
  • 2014 "Sanford & Benedict Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills ($49.95)
  • 2015 Merlot, Santa Ynez Valley ($27.95)
  • 2016 Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley ($33.95)

Cost of the tasting is $10 per person. Drop in any time betweeen 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.,no reservations are required.Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) with any questions.


Iberian Whites - Tuesday, November 28 (MPM), and Wednesday, November 29 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
White wines from Spain and Portugal are crisp, refreshing, and generally underknown. Made almost exclusively from indigenous grapes, these wines are distinctive, delicious and offer exceptional value for the money. For this tasting we'll explore Vinho Verde, Portugal's best-known white wine, along with with Spanish Albariņo, Verdejo, Viura, and more. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $15 + tax per person. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).


Sparkling Wines Other than Champagne - Tuesday, December 12 (MPM), and Wednesday, December 13 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Champagne is rightly top of mind when it comes to sparkling wine, but before we get to that tasting we'll explore sparkling wines from the rest of the world. California, Spain, Italy, and more - we'll go around the world to discover and enjoy some delicious bubbles in advance of the holidays. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 + tax per person. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).


Champagne! - Tuesday, December 19 (MPM), and Wednesday, December 20 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
It's that time of year again - our annual Champagne tasting! (Champagne is great any time, of course, but this season it takes front and center stage.) Just in time for the holidays, we'll taste and explore six different and delicious Champagnes, with styles ranging from bone-dry to rich & creamy and grower Champagne to larger negociant houses. From old favorites to new discoveries, this is a tasting not to be missed! Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $25 + tax per person. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).



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